Neighbourhood forum in Carpenters area

MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Local residents are working with Locality to establish a Neighbourhood Forum for the Greater Carpenters District, which the London Legacy Development Corporation designate 'sub area 3' in their planning area. Will you support this localist endeavour and ensure the LLDC works constructively with the forum on emerging plans for the district?


Answer for Neighbourhood forum in Carpenters area

Answer for Neighbourhood forum in Carpenters area

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is expected that proposals which affect the future of the Carpenter’s Estate will be led by the London Borough of Newham as the landowner and housing authority. 


The London Legacy Development Corporation in its role as the local planning authority has had initial discussions with residents’ groups who have been interested in the potential for neighbourhood planning. Officers from the Legacy Corporation’s Planning Policy and Decisions Team will continue to liaise with those residents and will progress any formal applications for the creation of a neighbourhood forum or neighbourhood area, should any such applications be made.


These would be the first steps in any work by residents to develop a neighbourhood plan. Any planning applications submitted for development within or around the Carpenters Estate would also be determined by the Legacy Corporation in this role.